Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hittin' the Designer Paper Stash, Week 2

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Happy Thursday, paper hoarders ... hope you're havin' a fabulous week!

Today's card project is No. 2 in my terrifying courageous plan to actually use some of the beautiful designer paper I already own. I'm saving some money, slowly reclaiming a l'il storage space, and remembering why I had to have these papers in the first place. Why not join me? It only hurts for a minute ...

This week, I'm bravely cutting into designer paper from DCWV's stunning "La Creme" collection:

That wasn't so bad ...

For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo ... for the rest of the exciting product info, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooooo yesterday, Sheila was helping out her neighbor, Jennifer, by watching her toddler while she went on a job interview. Naturally, she called me to come over and 'help.'

"And bring your bike; we're gonna take the l'il one out for a bike ride. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking ... but it was actually Jennifer's idea. She brought over her bike with a baby seat and the cutest l'il helmet you've ever seen!" Oh, joy.

By the time I arrived, bike and all, Sheila already had the baby sun-screened, helmeted, and strapped into the baby seat.

But, we weren't quite ready to leave: Sheila had to go through a tedious 12-point safety check of her equipment, double-check the baby seat lock and straps, re-adjust the baby's helmet, and squeeze the tires.

Finally, we were ready to ride! Sheila cautiously wheeled the bike to the end of her driveway, paused and carefully looked both ways for traffic. Then, she swung her leg up and over the crossbar ... and kicked the baby right in the face.

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Basic Black" and "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Designer Paper: "La Creme" Collection by DCWV
  • Other: Digital File
  • Stamps: All Stamps from "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: "Basic Black" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!; Distress Inks by Ranger
  • Accessories: Vintage Seam Binding Tape; Eyelet; Jump Ring
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Tiny Tags Die; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Top-Folded)

61 comments:

Sammibug said...

Wonderful vintage card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

wendyp said...

I just went through all my papers when I reorganized my room. oh my goodness...lots of unused but loved paper! I found so many papers that I was holding on to for the perfect layout. The funny thing is I look at some of them now and wonder what I loved about them at the time, LOL! Styles sure do change through the years.

Deb, this is stunning! Love those birds! And the black/white combo...so elegant! Beautiful job!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card, love the stamp and vintage feel!
Clairex

crafty creations said...

Had to smile at kicking the babies face lol

Absolutely love your card and how brave to use your designer papers !!!

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

stampdiva said...

Deb, your card is elegant and graceful. Impressed at your goal to use up your designer papers - trying to work my way through my own stash but not doing very well - it's so difficult cutting into an unused sheet of gorgeous paper LOL. TFS. Lynne M

Yolanda said...

I feel slightly guilty for laughing about the poor baby. Your card is gorgeous!

Karen B. said...

Smiling, but probably for the wrong reason (about the bike ride)
Your card is stunning, just beautiful. This is what patterned paper is all about.

Denise Clark said...

These birds are so realistic! Love it! Just enough color on your card but doesn't overwhelm the wonderful image. Black bow is perfect touch. Love the "4 you" sentiment. Very classy!

Thank you for playing along in Stamping Vacation's Aninmal Applause challenge. This gives you an entry in the $25.00 gift certificate drawing to 7 Kids College Fund on Sept 1st!

Brandi said...

What a gorgeous card and that paper is so pretty! I need to go into my stash and see what I have! I am a paper collector at heart!

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Davi said...

Deb this is beautiful! Love those birds and the coordinating paper. Thanks for that challenge I need to do the same. :) I seriously think you need to write a book...Your escapades with Shiela would keep the whole world laughing!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG Deb...
1. Your card is gorgeous. I can cut into pretty paper...as long as I have a backup piece. ;)
2. Your story has me hysterically laughing so hard I might PIMP. Crying over here.
3. I still read your blog every day! Even though I don't comment (bad friend!), I enjoy your work...you're awesome, girl!
Have a great day!

craftyb said...

well done cutting into the paper mountain!! This pp is soooo pretty...helps make this such an elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

Lilacanglia said...

elegantly stunning,
Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic,
Hugs
Angie
Elle DT

Allison said...

OMG...I ♥ this so! I have some Pink Paislee paper with the same vibe and am so stealing this idea (with due credit given, of course!).

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for playing!!
Sheri-WD DT

Chris said...

gorgeous card!! love this paper!

Zoechaos said...

Oh you are so brave using your strokables LOL Beautiful card lovely image love it thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week.

Hope the Baby has recovered from being bumped poor mite LOL xx Zoe

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love those birds. I hope cutting that gorgeous dp wasn't too painful
That story is so funny!! I hope poor baby doesn't develop a cycle phobia lol
Thanks for sharing with us at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge
Claire xx

Susan said...

I like it...great paper...really nice card

Carolina said...

Very pretty card.
Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

Tigger a(r)t work said...

Beautiful card with this two birds!!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirl‘s Sunday Stamp‘en Challenge and i hope you will be back next week for our new challenge, with one of your great artwork!! :o)

Hugs
Elke

Poppet said...

Sorry for laughing at your story Deb, I hope the little baby (and Sheila) were OK.
I think your card is simply beautiful. It was worth cutting up the paper to make this stunning card. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you again next week. :-) xx

Charlene said...

Stunning card! Poor baby!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm glad I wasn't sipping coffee when I read your post!!! Poor baby, but I can just visualize that happening so easily! LOL That's just too funny!!
I'm loving this pretty card and how you added the sentiment with that tiny tag! It's gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Deb wow that is some GORGEOUS dp!!! Your card looks awesome and this design rocks...!!!! you are awesome sweetie!

Sharli said...

No way!! Kicked the baby??

I love your card Deb! The colors are rich and the paper was definitely hoard-worthy!! I am encouraged by your comments "it only hurts for a minute" . . . MAYBE I'll try . . . ??

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! Wonderful image and papers :)

Deedee Anderson said...

Fantastic vintage card, Deb! What a lovely image and terrific papers, and I love your bow! Good for you for using what you have -- I've been trying very hard to do the same -- it sure is a challenge, but well worth it in the end. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Deedee's Digis! :-) Hugs, Deedee

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

oooo, that is some of my favorite paper tucked away too. Told my hub yesterday, I will cut into that paper, but I gotta have that 40% off Michaels coupon so I can go buy a backup tomorrow.... Pitiful. Lol. The bird is completely perfect with the paper, perfect. Perfect.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Love your card - it so beautiful!
Had a good chuckle at your story - then again, I always do - your are one very funny lady and I just LOVE the stories that you share.

Grace said...

Oh so gorgeous! I'd be buying that dp myself! Love those birds!!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Miesje said...

Beautiful card - those birds are beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Gorgeous! I love your black & white layout, thanks for playing along with us at Operation Write Home!

Becky said...

This is stunning, I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sisters in Christ.

Jaqi said...

What a stunning card , its awesome , very elegant

Bev said...

Beautiful card! Love the image & works well in black & white. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

What a stunning card. Many thanks for entering our challenge this week.
Helen x

rosalien said...

Wonderful card, and I love this stamp of the birds.:))
Thanks for joining DC.

Rosalien

Curt in Carmel said...

I am doing the same thing Deb! But including my stamps as well! I have all of these wonderful stamps that I just "had to have" and they have never seen their way to a project yet. I also estimate that I have over 4,000 sheets of paper too. I LOVE this card and the colors. Just gorgeous! Best, Curt PS> I know I shouldn't have laughed at the baby getting kicked in the face, but I swear you can even make that sound hilarious! Best, Curt

Neet said...

What a lovely card.

Rachel said...

First off i must applaud you Deb for using up your paper, i too am a paper hoarder and know exactly how hard it is, but it must be done.lol. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love the image and the distressing. fabulous job. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.
hugs,
Rachel :0)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Deb
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Lil Sis said...

What a fabulous creation the birds are gorgeous thanks for playing along with CSSC - hope to see you next week.
Hugs Beccy x

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Really!!!

Enjoy your weekend hun!
HUGS!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Deb - what a gorgeous card - I just love that image - it is perfect for this weeks SSIC challenge. I laughed at your story - althought it is terrible about the baby being kicked - but I did a smimilar thing once - I was walking along and my DS crawled right in front of me in mid stride - oh I was devastated!!! We laugh now, but NOT at the time - so thanks for sharing the dtory today! LOL! Thanks for joining is this week at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we love to see you and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Sheng said...

Oh my, what a LOVELY and PRETTY card. I love love it. thanks for joining us at CSSC. Hope to see you next week.

Lorraine A said...

beautiful card ,, the image is gorgeous and I love the papers you used ,,, lovely :-) ,, well done on 'plucking' up the courage to use them :-)

perfect song title :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Elena said...

What a stunning card! The papers really are beautiful!
Thank you for sharing this funny story! :)

Sherry H said...

Your card is elegant and beautifully vintage-y which I love. I'll be back to visit & enjoy more of your stories! I'd love you to stop by my blog: www.bitsofcheer.blogspot.com

Marie said...

LOVE IT!

Thank's for participating in Alot 'Distress' challenge!

Marie

Tip Top said...

Great story and fab card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Faye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

helloholley said...

I can see why you didn't want to cut this gorgeous paper......I do have a hoarding problem with my papers,LOL!!! This is just stunning!!!
I read about your daughter (I assume!).....the baby sitting event with the bike.....poor baby!!!! But... I did LOL on that....does that MEAN anything?!?!?!? hehehehe....hope he's OK though ;)

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week in our Generic challenge - great to see your lovely project! Cheers Claire x

Tina said...

A.mazing! This is just lovely.

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations. I love this card - the birds are beautiful!Cheers Claire x

Samantha said...

Your card looks very beautiful and vintage! Poor baby though!

acreativeneed said...

OMG Deb, your story had me just about crying from laughter! You do have a way of telling a story! Thanks for sharing this lovely card too!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!
smiles,Deena

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

Dieu said...

Hi Deb,

wow ... your card looks so elegant and beautiful. Paper and motive are fantastic.